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Don’t give businesses a pass when their computers get hacked When I was teaching, my students and I watched some fascinating footage of chimpanzees researched by Frans de Waal. The author of the study had learned that even these “lower primates” understand proper behavior, even empathy. When someone was naughty, perhaps taking too much of some food or taking food away from another, there were consequences. After the member was shunned and left out of ...


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justapto
April 24, 2013
9:23 a.m.

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Justin; what about those workers that show up to your house and drop their butts at the front door, all around the yard and flick them into the drive way as if they have no respect for the people paying them. I have fired several guys who actually get hostile when I asked them to 'pick up your trash and butts'.
It appears that the majority of smokers today are lower social-economic class. No wonder they lack the skills to advance. Another example of poor upbringing and lack of basic social skills that the schools don't teach.

cidbil
April 24, 2013
9:36 a.m.

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Michele Draves: And this surprises you in what way? I expect nothing less from our "leaders".

biwemple
April 24, 2013
2:23 p.m.

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Hackers get through some of the best firewalls, encryption, compromised passwords, use social engineering, you name it, to gain access to information. So if a company uses multiple barriers and still gets hacked, you still think they ought to get punished? Are you one of those people that think that if their kid trespasses, scales a fence around a dangerous area with warning signs, then gets hurt in the area afterwards, the property owner should still be sued for negligence? I'm no defender of big business, but I do work in the IT world and the methods that are used to hack into systems are very difficult to defend against even with the best security measures.

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